2005 King Biscuit Blues Festival

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King Biscuit Blues Festival, ranked as one of the Top 10 Music Events by Festivals.com and recognized by Travelocity as one of the 200 destination spots for 2005, is one of the largest blues music events in the country, with average annual attendance of 85,000 over three days. There are 65 showcase slots available. The King Biscuit Blues Festival is where the legends play and emerging artists pay their dues.

Artists selected will be competing for a $750.00 cash prize, inclusion on a King Biscuit Blues Festival CD and guarantee of featured artist performance at the 2006 festival.

Recognized as one of the premier live music events, the 20th annual festival will be held in Helena, Arkansas along the historic main street with stages spread along the streets and levee along the Mississippi River from October 6-8, 2005.

Past event performers include Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds), Ike Turner, Solomon Burke, Levon Helm (of The Band), North Mississippi Allstars, Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musslewhite and Blind Boys of Alabama. Event Sponsors include Isle of Capri Casino & Entertainment Resort, Delta Cultural Center, Budweiser and Sonicbids.

Genres accepted include blues, gospel and blues influenced music.